Sunday, September 1, 2019

September theme: Work and Play

9:30 am Personal Theology, Fireside Room – Bill Garrett, retired professor of philosophy and religion, has taught at JFK University, San Francisco State, Fromm Institute, CIIS and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. The Enemy of the People.
11 am

Worship Service – Better Together, Rev. Leela Sinha, guest preacher. In the United States we have spent lifetimes destroying our sense of connection. Disconnected from everyone, we are awash in a sea of poor substitutes for feeling alive. How can we honor the lessons and legacy of organizing, of connection, of knowing that what we cannot do alone, we can do together?

Worship Associate: Cynthia Asprodites / Slides: Stephanie Ann Blythe / Lead Usher: Ray Westergard / Flowers: Nan Yarbrough / Chaplain: Rev. Jane Ramsey

12:30 pm Literature, Film & Drama Contingent (LFDC), Fireside Room (see Announcements)
12:30 pm Humanist Connections, Safir Room – “Fame” – Ray Nelson (visitors welcome; followed by 2 pm potluck)


Good Neighbor for September (sharing our offerings):  Since 1982, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant has offered sanctuary, assistance, advocacy and legal advice to those escaping war, political prosecution, exploitation and other expressions of violence. Refugee rights are under attack right now, and there are many people who need basic assistance and legal advice, but no one is turned away for lack of funds from East Bay Sanctuary Covenant. Our offerings today will help this organization in its vital work with vulnerable communities including gender-based and domestic violence, LGBTQ individuals, people with HIV/AIDS, and unaccompanied children.

Today in Family Ministry

10:45 am Childcare available, Childcare Facility, until 12:30 pm
11 am Children and youth attend whole service

The Week, September 2–7

Tuesday, Sept. 3
12:15 pm Applied UU Buddhist Sangha, Safir Room (contact: Lynnette Delgado, 510-799-0747,
Wednesday, Sept. 4
10 am Walk & Talk Group (all welcome), meet at Point Isabel outside Sit & Stay Cafe (contact: Ann Harlow, 510-559-3616)
7 pm Board of Trustees Meeting, Fireside Room
Thursday,  Sept. 5
10 am Coordinating Team Meeting, Safir Room
4 pm Buildings & Grounds Committee Meeting, Safir Room
6:30 pm Gamelan Ensemble, Music Room (contact: Daniel Schmidt,


The calendar is also available on our website, Just select “CALENDAR” at the upper right of any page. Select the event name for details. “The Week Ahead” and the monthly “Beacon” newsletter can be found on the website under News.

Announcements & Upcoming Events


  • The Literature, Film & Drama Contingent (LFDC) of the Social Justice Council is participating in the UUA’s Common Read for 2019: Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersection of Race, Class and the Environment, which is available through the UUA’s website and elsewhere. Bill and Andrea Brown will lead the book discussion. Today at 12:30. All are welcome to participate even if you haven’t read the book.
  • Would you like to create new connections?  Drop by the Chalice Circle table in the Atrium, before or after the 11 am service, to find out more about Chalice Circles at UUCB.  Members of the Chalice team will be ready to answer questions and assist with signups for the Circles beginning this fall.  You do not have to be a church member to join!  More information about Chalice Circles is available at
  • Come to the Social Justice Table after the service to make a placard to carry in the Solano Stroll parade next Sunday, September 8. Let your hopes and aspirations shine forth in words and pictures.  With signs and kazoos we will make our presence felt.

Sun. Sept. 8: SOLANO STROLL – Come march with UUCB in the Parade! Since 2016, we have fielded impressive contingents marching, singing, playing our kazoos, wearing our yellow “On the Side of Love” t-shirts and carrying banners and placards that proclaim our values. We will gather for the parade on Fresno between Solano and Marin at 9:30 (details here).  Want to share your enthusiasm for UUCB with Strollers?  Sign up for a 1-hour shift at our booth!!  Sign up on this Google Doc or email Gail Simpson.

Sunday, September 15, 7 pm – Mist Tree Moon Circle. Come celebrate the Autumn Equinox. Bring flowers and items for the altar. “Cakes and ale for the Queen of Heaven” follows the ritual. Contact: Stephanie Ann Blythe (510) 530-1099;

Friday, September 27 & 28, 7:30 pm and Sunday, September 29, 1 pm and 4 pm – Fundraiser! Side by Side by Sondheim. The musical revue Side by Side by Sondheim is full of great songs by one of the greatest writers for the musical stage of our time. From touching and tender, to brilliantly witty, to effervescent, Stephen Sondheim captures the heart of the human experience in songs like   “Send in the Clowns,”   “Everyone Says Don’t,”   “A Weekend in the Country,” and   “Anyone Can Whistle.” This is a fundraiser for the UUCB general fund. Contact: Marin Fischer (510) 798-3551,

In Search of High School Youth Advisors: Want to engage in fun, fellowship and faith across the generations? Join the Advisors team for High School Youth! We’re looking for advisors to serve two to three times a month. Training provided and background check required. For more information or to volunteer, contact Catherine at


To stay even better informed, or if you have questions about UUCB, please explore our website, For events information, select “CALENDAR” at the upper right of any page, then select the event for details. You can also sign up for various email lists:

Submit items for The Week Ahead to by 5 pm Wednesday. Please try to limit announcements to 75 words.